Advertised Summary Job Description: The School of General Studies of Columbia University, the finest liberal arts college in the United States for returning and nontraditional students, is seeking a talented and motivated professional to be part of the School's team. As a member of the School's senior staff reporting to the Vice Dean, the Associate Dean of Development and Alumni Relations will oversee the successful creation and management of a school-based Alumni Relations Department and manage the strategic priorities of the existing alumni and development initiatives. The Associate Dean works closely with the existing development and alumni relations teams in the Office of Alumni and Development (OAD) and the Columbia Alumni Association (CAA). As a member of the Dean's senior team, the Associate Dean is expected to advise the Dean on all fundraising and alumni engagement activities and strategies, and to be the main liaison for the School with the Office of Alumni and Development to ensure collaboration and integration with the CAA, and the broader initiatives of the University development team.
The Associate Dean assumes principal responsibility for the School's coordinated development and alumni engagement efforts, and develops and manages initiatives to increase the financial contribution of the School's benefactors and engagement with the School's alumni base. The Associate Dean is essential to the School's success in achieving an alumni program that starts at matriculation and fully integrates programming for alumni and students in a way that impacts student development and engagement, leading to more robust participation rates for GS graduates in programming, activities, events, and ultimately, giving.
The Associate Dean will assure the work of the new department is integrated with other departments and entities within the School, including the communications department, the dean of students' office, and the Columbia University Center for Veteran Transition, Integration, as well as GS's external partners in OAD and CAA.
General Minimum Qualifications: - Bachelor's degree and a minimum of 8 years related experience required. Advanced degree preferred. - Five or more years of senior nonprofit management experience. - Budget management skills, including budget preparation, analysis, decision-making and reporting. - Strong organizational abilities including planning, delegating, program development and task facilitation. - Knowledge of fundraising strategies and donor relations unique to the veteran community. - Exceptional interpersonal, organizational, and oral and written communication skills required. - Excellent public speaking ability. - Demonstrated ability to prioritize, meet deadlines, and work in a pressured environment essential. -Understanding of working in a complex academic environment highly desirable. -Excellent interpersonal skills, tact, and diplomacy, sensitivity and mature judgement are essential. - Confidentiality and discretion are required. - Must be professional, organized, creative and efficient and able to work successfully as part of a team.
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As a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Council of Ivy Group Presidents (Ivy League), it is imperative that members of the Columbia University community, in all matters related to the intercollegiate athletics program, exhibit the highest professional standards and ethical behavior with regard to adherence to NCAA, Conference, University, and Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education rules and regulations.
Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
Columbia University is one of the world's most important centers of research and at the same time a distinctive and distinguished learning environment for undergraduates and graduate students in many scholarly and professional fields. The University recognizes the importance of its location in New York City and seeks to link its research and teaching to the vast resources of a great metropolis. It... seeks to attract a diverse and international faculty and student body, to support research and teaching on global issues, and to create academic relationships with many countries and regions. It expects all areas of the university to advance knowledge and learning at the highest level and to convey the products of its efforts to the world.